Welcome to my blog!

This blog tells my experience with buying a house in Dublin, Ireland, and renovating it. 

I wanted to share everything I learned along the way, my misadventures and any tips and tricks!


Finglas - Mid-Terrace - 2 Bed / 2 Bath - €149,950

Type of Property: Mid-Terrace house
Location: Finglas 
Rooms: 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms
Asking price: €149,950, no current offers (this was the very first viewing)
Age of the property: 40 years (Built in the 1970s)
Floor area: n/a
Public transportation: 1 Bus line (40 min by bus from my office). 

NOTES: The thing I remember most about this house was the wallpaper: off white with small blue lines grouped by 3, randomly distributed on the walls. Innocuous enough.. but EVERYWHERE. 

Horrible wallpaper aside, the house is well-maintained, especially the kitchen, and the area is relatively quiet considering that the main road passes right in front of the house. While this is a mid-terraced house, the owners built a passage to the back garden, in common with the house on the left. 

This is not  a bad investment at all, however, no matter how hard I try I'm not too impressed. I think part of it is due to the fact that the upstairs bedrooms are not very spacious and a double bed would dominate most of the space in each room, leaving little for all the other furniture.

Furthermore, the Estate Agent was not very welcoming. I don't expect the Estate Agents to act as my best pal, but it really felt like he thought my questions were dumb.

Indeed, why would anyone want to know how old the property is? Or how many square meters there are? Or even worse, how long it's been on the market? Because you know.. a first viewing absolutely means that the property has never been sale agreed before, and that there is no chance that said sale agreed fell through and the house had to be put back on the market again.

Glasnevin - Apartment - 2 Bed / 1 Bath - €199,950

Finglas - End of Terrace - 3 Bed / 1 Bath - € 140,000